Kyle Cetrulo has been interested in Perinatal Stem Cells and non-profit organizations since 1998. As the former Director of the International Cord Blood Society (ICBS), Mr. Cetrulo organized the 5th and 6th International Congresses for the ICBS in 2002 and 2004, which had representatives from 23 countries participate in the meetings.
In 2008, Mr. Cetrulo co-founded Auxocell Laboratories, Inc. (Auxocell). Auxocell achieved profitability in three years under his leadership and Mr. Cetrulo currently remains in the position of Chief Executive Officer at Auxocell. Editor of two editions of Perinatal Stem Cells (Wiley Press, 2010 and 2013) and 2006 guest editor of the Stem Cell Reviews journal special edition focused on Perinatal Stem Cells, Mr. Cetrulo developed relationships with the world’s preeminent stem cell researchers working in the perinatal stem cell field.
In 2013, Mr. Cetrulo along with his co-founders, decided to form the non-profit International Perinatal Stem Cell Society, Inc., in order to provide a platform for collaboration and the dissemination of knowledge and information about perinatal stem cells.
Rouzbeh R. Taghizadeh, PhD, has dedicated more than 15 years to bringing stem cell-based therapies to clinical practice. He earned his PhD in Stem Cell Bioengineering in 2006 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In 2008, Dr. Taghizadeh co-founded Auxocell Laboratories, Inc. in 2008 and currently serves as Auxocell’s Chief Scientific Officer. At Auxocell, Dr. Taghizadeh developed novel methods and technologies to establish the collection, processing, and banking of stem cells from the human umbilical cord for eventual utilization in stem cell based therapies, regenerative medicine, and other clinical applications. Most notably, Dr. Taghizadeh and his team developed the novel single-use, disposable solid tissue processing system – the patented Auxocell Processing System (AC:Px™).
Dr. Taghizadeh has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and patents and is an editor of the 2nd edition of Perinatal Stem Cells.
Dr. Sean V. Murphy received his PhD from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and is currently a Research Fellow at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina, USA. His research focuses on the clinical application of perinatal cells and tissues for the treatment of injury and disease. Dr. Murphy has received numerous awards and fellowships, most notably an American Lung Association Senior Research Training Fellowship, and an American Australian Association Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship.
Dr. Murphy is Director/Secretary and Co-founder of the Perinatal Stem Cell Society, serves on the editorial board of multiple international journals and has recently published the book Perinatal Stem Cells: Biology and Clinical Applications which provides a comprehensive overview of the therapeutic application of perinatal stem cells in both the clinical and preclinical settings.